Iguazu Falls

This section of our waterfall pictures website features beautiful pictures of Iguazu Falls. Iguazu Falls is a popular destination for nature lovers, tourists in general, and people who just love waterfalls.

These pictures of Iguazu Falls let you see Iguazu Falls from several different angles, and they give you a good idea of what to expect when visiting Iguazu Falls.

Detailed information on Iguazu Falls can be found below the pictures on this page.

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Pictures of Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu Falls Facts

Iguazu Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguacu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian State of ParanĂ¡ and the Argentine Province of Misiones. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River originates near the city of Curitiba. It flows through Brazil for most of its course. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Brazil and Argentina.

Iguazu Falls is located where the Iguazu River tumbles over the edge of the Parana Plateau, 23 kilometres (14 mi) upriver from the Iguazu's confluence with the Parana River. Numerous islands along the 2.7-kilometre (1.7 mi) long edge divide the falls into about 275 separate waterfalls and cataracts, varying between 60 metres (200 ft) and 82 metres (269 ft) high.

You can view the falls from a footbridge that snakes its way toward Iguazu Falls on the border between Brazil and Argentina.

Upon seeing Iguazu, the United States' First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!" Iguazu is also often compared with Southern Africa's Victoria Falls which separates Zambia and Zimbabwe. Iguazu is wider, but because it is split into about 275 discrete falls and large islands, Victoria is the largest curtain of water in the world, at over 1,600 m (5,249 ft) wide and over 100 m (328 ft) in height (in low flow Victoria is split into five by islands; in high flow it can be uninterrupted). The only wider falls are extremely large rapid-like falls such as the Boyoma Falls.

Iguazu Falls was short-listed as a candidate to be one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation. As of February 2009 it was ranked fifth in Group F, the category for lakes, rivers, and waterfalls.